My blog has moved

It took awhile, but I was able get a new blog created using my email name “ClintH” versus “clint_huffman”, so I will no longer be posting blog entries to *this* blog. All of my blog entries will now be at: http://blogs.technet.com/clinth I have two large blog entries there already which talk about my recent System…

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Do not use Task Manager in Hyper-V for Processor Measurements

I’m doing another blog post about the processor utilization in a Hyper-V environment because it seems like my last blog post on this subject was misinterpreted. When Ewan Fairweather and I ran a few BizTalk servers as guest computers to 100% CPU. We brought up Task Manager and it showed very little, if any CPU…

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Windows Prefers Wired Connections

Awhile ago someone asked me about how to make their laptop prefer their wired internet connection versus their wireless when both are connected to the internet. The short answer is that Windows (Vista, 7, 2008, and I’m pretty sure XP and 2003 does as well) does this by default. The key here is the network…

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Determining the Maximum Sizes of Kernel Memory Pools

While onsite with customers, I have found several more cases where the Windows Server 2003 32-bit is running dangerously low on kernel memory. Here lately it has been a lack of pool paged memory. In any case, you can use my earlier blog posts to estimate the kernel memory size. With that said, when you…

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Helpful PowerShell One-Liners

While doing a BizTalk Health check this week, the customer and I thought it would be cool to try to do as much as possible in an interactive PowerShell session to collect the data we needed. We created a lot of PowerShell one-liners and I thought I’d share it. These one-liners use WMI, so nearly…

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Microsoft BizTalk Server Explained in Simple Terms

At TechEd 2008, I manned the Microsoft BizTalk Server booth. Nearly every question I got was, “I’ve heard of BizTalk, but what does it do?”. If you are like me 3 years ago which is sounds like many people are, I wish someone would have just came out and given me a simple description of…

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Bling.ps1 (a functional proof of concept for PAL v2.0)

Work on PAL v2.0 (PowerShell version) is coming along nicely. While working on it, I created a functional proof of concept PowerShell script called Bling.ps1 which will read a performance monitor log (BLG or CSV) and will create graphical charts for all of the counters in it. PAL v1.x only creates charts and stats for…

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Another RunAs Radio Show

A few weeks ago, I did another show on the internet radio talk show called Run As Radio at http://www.ranasradio.com. The session I did with Richard and Greg this time was on Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI). It should be up within the next few weeks. 🙂 Also, I’m proposing to do another show on Windows…

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I survived an internet radio talk show

About a month ago, I was on Run As Radio (www.runasradio.com) doing a session on the PAL tool. This was a lot of fun. Here is the link. Clint Huffman Does Performance Analysis of Logs!http://www.runasradio.com/default.aspx?showNum=82 Also, a friend of mine, Shane Creamer, did an earlier session. It worked well because his session talks about core…

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BizTalk Admin Console Fails with DTC Failures

Relevant Environment Information: Microsoft BizTalk Server 2006 R2 (32-bit) Microsoft Windows Server 2003 R2 (32-bit) Symptoms: While doing a BizTalk Health Check with a customer, we encountered errors with the Microsoft Distributed Transaction Coordinator (DTC) while using the BizTalk 2006 R2 Admin Console. I, unfortunately don’t have the exact error any longer, but it mentioned…

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